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Poetry of resilience

Author: Katja EssonLillian Boraks-NemetzChoman HardiAlexandre KimenyiLi-Young LeeAll authors
Publisher: New York, NY : Distributed by Women Make Movies, [2011]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English
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In a small gathering in a Massachusetts town, 27 poets have come together for the first time to share their experiences as survivors of political atrocities. The poets' tales all vary, but they are united by the drive to bear witness to their past and to continue the process of healing. This documentary features six international poets who individually survived Hiroshima, the Holocaust, China's Cultural Revolution,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Poetry
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Katja Esson; Lillian Boraks-Nemetz; Choman Hardi; Alexandre Kimenyi; Li-Young Lee; Majīd Nafīsī; Yasuhiko Shigemoto; Susanne Schiebler; Eric V Hachikian; Martina Radwan; Ferne Pearlstein; Caspar Stracke; Penelope Pictures, LLC.; Women Make Movies (Firm)
OCLC Number: 794182297
Notes: "Inspired by a creative idea of Jan Warner."
Originally releases as a motion picture in 2011.
Credits: Editor, Susanne Schiebler ; music, Eric V. Hachikian ; cinematography, Martina Radwan, Ferne Pearlstein, Caspar Stracke.
Performer(s): Lillian Boraks-Nemetz, Choman Hardi, Alexandre Kimenyi, Li-Young Lee, Majid Naficy, Yasuhiko Shigemoto.
Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 40 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD-R.
Responsibility: Penelope Pictures presents a film by Katja Esson ; written, produced and directed by Katja Esson.

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In a small gathering in a Massachusetts town, 27 poets have come together for the first time to share their experiences as survivors of political atrocities. The poets' tales all vary, but they are united by the drive to bear witness to their past and to continue the process of healing. This documentary features six international poets who individually survived Hiroshima, the Holocaust, China's Cultural Revolution, the Kurdish Genocide in Iraq, the Rwandan Genocide, and the Iranian Revolution.

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“When you are a poet, you have to tell the truth.” In this short documentary by Katja Esson, the truth is precisely what we hear from poets who are survivors of political atrocities. Part poetry reading, part mini-biography, viewers are introduced to works by Li-Young Lee, Lillian Boraks-Nemetz,...
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